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Full Text of Carl Malamud's Remarks at DPLA Plenary Event in DC

Here’s the Full Text of Mr. Malamud’s remarks.

“Bridges, Reservoirs and Other Metaphors for a Digital Public Library of America” (5 Pages; PDF)
October 21, 2011

Two Paragraphs From the Text:

Our opportunity is to build a bridge to Washington and that means we need to get much more serious about public works projects for knowledge, we need to start a national digitization initiative that is more than pilots and prototypes.

We need a decade-long commitment to scanning, we need our federal government to understand that it must deploy the Internet corps of engineers, to scan at scale, to become a much more serious contributor to that reservoir of knowledge, to be at the center of that public park that makes access to knowledge a right for all Americans, not a privilege for the 1 percent.

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